Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physiology II and Psychology (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01167
Credits
12
Coordinator
Leonardo Chelazzi

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FISIOLOGIA 9 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Leonardo Chelazzi
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 3 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Massimo Girelli

Learning outcomes

PHYSIOLOGY II AND PSYCHOLOGY
The goal of the course is to form students in relation to the following topics:
- The role of the kidney in ensuring balance of the body for water and solutes, as well as acid-base balance;
- Basal metabolism and activity metabolism, and the body requirements in terms of calories and specific nutrients, including the regulatory role of the nervous system and of various hormones;
- The physiology of the digestive tract, including motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption;
- The endocrine glands and their control by the hypothalamus-hypophysis;
- The structure and function of the sensory and motor systems and their centers in the brain;
- The structure and mechanisms underlying the sleep-wake cycle;
- The cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity;
- The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language;
- Hemispheric specialization and interaction, and the biological bases of perceptual awareness.

Syllabus

Module: FISIOLOGIA
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Module: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE
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Assessment methods and criteria

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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Koeppen B.M., Stanton B.A. Berne Levy Fisiologia (Edizione 6) Ambrosiana 2010
Grassi Negrini Porro Fisiologia Umana (Edizione 1) Poletto 2015
Purves D. Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, LaMantia AS, White LE Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013 9788808179289
Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015
Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450
Purves D, et al. Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015




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